Nigel Baldacchino (b. 1989) is an artist and design architect based in Malta. His artistic practice extends to various media, including photography, music production, video, text, and design of physical objects / spaces.
His use of photography as a medium tends mostly towards a painterly artistic dynamic, in that his work is often less about showcasing content than it is about evoking mood through visual expression and conveying personal comments on the perception of a knowingly shared reality. His impetus towards taking photographs runs loose in theme, and is often fueled instead sporadically by his own recurring musings and observations about the way one relates to the world around them through their presence in space and their perception of it.
Past collective photographic exhibitions include ‘Sense of Place’ (BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 2012), ‘In Transit’ (NRW Forum in Dusseldorf / Stadskantoor and Leewarden, 2017) and ‘Transitions’ (Painture Fraiche, Brussels Belgium, 2020).
Prints of his photographs and work in video were acquired by the The Malta National-Community Art Museum in 2017 as part of their collection. His photography was also published on GUP Magazine’s first edition of ‘FRESH EYES’ (2020).
In 2019 Nigel published ‘Soon Out of Context’ (Unsolicited Press) featuring instances of his own poetry presented in dialogue with found images lifted from old publications, now in the public domain.